What did Anscombe believe?

Sexual Ethics. Anscombe was a devout Catholic. She opposed abortion, contraception, gay sex, and gay marriage.

What is a modern virtue?

Modern virtue theory. Virtue theory is that general area of philosophical inquiry concerned with or related to the virtues. It includes virtue ethics, a theory about how we should act or live.

How can you apply virtue ethics in your daily life?

By practicing being honest, brave, just, generous, and so on, a person develops an honorable and moral character. According to Aristotle, by honing virtuous habits, people will likely make the right choice when faced with ethical challenges.

What are the main points of Plato’s ethics?

For Plato, ethics comes down to two basic things: eudaimonia and arete. Eudaimonia, or “well being,” is the virtue that Plato teaches we must all aim toward. The ideal person is the person who possesses eudaimonia, and the field of ethics is mostly just a description of what such an ideal person would truly be like.

What is an example of virtue ethics in nursing?

Kindness and honesty are important for the devel- opment of a therapeutic nurse–patient relationship (e.g. Beech & Norman, 1995; Armstrong et al., 2000). These qualities are character traits; more accurately, these qualities are examples of moral virtues.

What did Elizabeth Anscombe do for virtue ethics?

It is largely clarity that Anscombe urges philosophers to strive for. Her rejection of both consequentialism and obligation-centered deontological ethical theories has been a major reason for the rise of virtue ethics.

What is Anscombe’s moral obligation?

It is sometimes thought that Anscombe is saying that only religious believers are entitled to talk or think about moral obligation or what one morally ought to do. This is not the case. Her claim is rather that philosophers often use words such as morally ought in a way that makes no sense. She is not forbidding anything.

Why does Anscombe reject all other theories of ethics?

Because, as she sees it, actions can be bad and can be known to be bad without observing them or their results, Anscombe rejects a large class of theories about ethics. One of her main contributions to ethics is the introduction of the word consequentialism as a label for these theories, along with an account of their alleged shortcomings.

Why is Gertrude Anscombe important to philosophy?

Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe was one of the most gifted philosophers of the twentieth century. Her work continues to strongly influence philosophers working in action theory and moral philosophy. Like the work of her friend Ludwig Wittgenstein, Anscombe’s work is marked by a keen analytic sensibility.